Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston’s Beat the Press With Emily Rooney
7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)


Robots 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Anthony Everett and JC Monahan report on this merger of mankind and machine.


WBUR’s Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Thousands of teachers across the state begin the mandated English Language Learner teacher training this fall.


Morning Edition With Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) How social media and digital technology impact how we create ongoing narratives of our own lives.

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Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Friday News Quiz.”

Radio Boston with Anthony Brooks & Meghna Chakrabarti 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) This week in review.

Nightside With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Your brush with celebrity.




CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.

Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Benedict Cumberbatch; Vanilla Ice.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7.

Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Donnie Wahlberg; Elizabeth Olsen.

The Queen Latifah Show at
9 a.m. on Ch. 4; 3 p.m. on Ch. 6. Jordin Sparks.


Rachael Ray at 10 a.m. on
Ch. 38; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 50.

Steve Harvey at 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 64.

Bethenny at 11 a.m. on Ch. 25; 3 p.m. on Ch. 12.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Sandra Bullock.


The Doctors at 2 p.m. on
Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64.

The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jason Priestley.

Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4;
5 p.m. on Ch. 64.

Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6; 1:07 a.m. on Ch. 6. Sandra Oh.

The Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Chs. 10 and 25.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Miley Cyrus.


Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 and 11 p.m. on HBO; 2:15 a.m. on HBO2.

The Arsenio Hall Show at
11 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on Ch. 64. Cedric the Entertainer. Steve Earle and the Dukes perform.

Charlie Rose at 11:30 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Rosie Perez. Tenacious D performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Will Arnett. Bonnie Raitt performs.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Michael Strahan. Cage the Elephant performs.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44. Authors Eric Schlosser and Kathy Eldon.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Keanu Reeves; Benedict Cumberbatch. My Morning Jacket performs.

Nightline at 12:37 a.m. on
Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Rashida Jones.


War of the Worlds 6 p.m. (MAX) Spielberg’s spectacle about aliens invading Earth. Tom Cruise. PG-13 (2005)

Jackie Brown 6:45 p.m. (IFC) Quentin Tarantino’s intriguing depiction of criminal duplicity. Pam Grier. R (1997)

Victor/Victoria 7 p.m. (SUND) A singer poses as a man in drag. Julie Andrews. PG (1982)

Clueless 8 p.m. (VH1) Alicia Silverstone as a Beverly Hills teen. PG-13 (1995)

Sherlock Holmes 8 p.m. (TNT) Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) teams with Watson to battle Lord Blackwood. PG-13 (2009)

Failure to Launch 9 p.m. (FAM) A 35-year-old won’t move out of his parents’ house. PG-13 (2006)

Isle of the Dead 9:30 p.m. (TCM) A Greek island is besieged by plague. Boris Karloff. NR (1945)

Catching Hell 10 p.m., midnight (ESPNC) The story of Steve Bartman, the fan who deflected a foul ball during a playoff game. NR (2011)

Ocean’s Eleven 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Slick remake stars George Clooney. PG-13 (2001)

Unforgiven 10:30 p.m. (OVAT) A former gunslinger (Clint Eastwood) hunts outlaws. Gene Hackman. R (1992)

Hairspray 10:40 p.m. (WAM)
A ’60s teen (Ricki Lake) becomes a huge success on a dance show. PG (1988)